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The power of comedic repetition

The power of comedic repetition

They say that you only need to repeat things three times for it to be funny. This is aptly demonstrated by a YouTube video (via b3ta) which has compiled every single instance of a character in Doctor Who saying “What are you doing here?”. Over the last 30 years or so. They say that you only need to repeat things three times for it to be funny.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtG5dK_HaGg&hl=en&fs=1]

For the first couple of minutes, it’s not really that funny, but then there are so many instances of it that it just wins you over by sheer repetition and then you’re just silently guffawing away. They say that you only need to repeat things three times for it to be funny.

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